There are moments in a woman's life, when at any age she can feel her sexual needs are unfulfilled for various reasons. Low libido could be due to anaemia, caused by iron loss during periods or a loss of libido often happens after the trauma of childbirth, with many women too exhausted to think about sex!
A healthy lifestyle is reflected in your skin - so be positive, keep happy and aim to be more physically active. A sense of well-being goes a long way towards delaying the ageing process.
It is wonderful to see that life modelling can be turned into a way to enhance women's self esteem and thus be empowering. Do you feel inspired? Would you like to have a go?
Last week, health ministers revealed that the number of women giving birth over the age of 50 had more than doubled in the past five years. On average three babies are now being born to women in their 50s every week.
One of the great challenges within an ageing society is maintaining connectivity between the generations. Far too much of our society exists within a silo mentality, and that is also true when it comes to issues of family geography. With our global economy, many family members are often geographically isolated from each other - potentially connected only via digital communications.
I am not sure who this woman is in my mirror but quite frankly she could with a little rest. I have started to question myself...am I more tired than I realize, am I ill? Is some horrid, as of yet undiagnosed disease, lurking behind those dark lines under my eyes?
When my maternal grandmother was my age, she kept quiet about it. No one, not even my mother, had a clue when she hit fifty, but just about everyone knows I am past fifty-one. Mama's age, however, was not to be discussed. Not ever! It just wasn't the done thing to ask a woman her age in her day, or for her to tell it. Such talk was cheap ... perhaps unspeakable.
Those born in the baby boom period after the Second World War are recognised as one of the wealthiest generations in the UK due to comparative high incomes/low house prices. Typically, they have benefited from joint assets, such as property, savings, etc. So, why are so many deciding to divorce after achieving such success in family and wealth?
The term "Coming of Age" has taken on a whole new meaning as we play in life free of the battered self esteem and co dependent worries of youth. They say as you get older you are more vulnerable, perhaps physically this is true but emotionally and intellectually it seems the opposite is true.
I should celebrate being single as a mature, happy life preference, and yet here I am, nearly 60, still explaining myself; so my subconscious clearly isn't celebrating, is it? And why? Because too many experiences in my life, like that smear test, exacerbate my self-image of social misfit: of being somehow lesser, if not outright forgotten.
Feminists would take the stance that this is somehow to do with the male appetite for a younger model. Women are left alone fending for themselves after a marriage breakdown and fated to an existence of meals for one and loneliness whilst their ex partner enjoys the fruits of youth. The truth, however, is often less interesting than spin.
If you knew that a healthy diet could prevent grey hair, would you change your eating habits? We keep being told that lifestyle and food intake are key factors in staying healthy and looking younger, but many of us just buy the food we like without analysing the contents to make sure we are consuming the right balance of vitamins and minerals.
Catching sight of myself in mirrors, shop windows and spoons to prepare for this new age, I have become a stooping figure, with enormous cheeks (depending on which side of the spoon you look at) and a thoughtful demeanour hiding the weight of the World on my shoulders lightened by a tendency to laugh at fart gags.
Adults 50 years old or more should revert to eating the same amount of calories as 9 -13 year olds and that is 1,600 in my case. I'm supposed to be eating the same as a Tween??!? Nobody told me.
This week the most glorious event occurred in my life. I became a grandmother. I have a new title, a new role, a new position in my family and in society. But what lies behind the letters in the title and the position on the family tree is an explosion of love.
Dementia, in common with many terminal diseases, polarises opinion when it comes to the priorities different individuals and groups have. For me, finding merit in every argument isn't difficult. Take for example families who have a loved one currently living with dementia; their priority is generally for improved care and support now. Who wouldn't agree with that?